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ESBAŞ participated in Business World Against to Domestic Violence (BADV) Project

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign is an international campaign that begins every year on November 25th (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and continues until December 10 (Human Rights Day). The theme for 2018 was Let's Paint the World: #HearMeToo. ESBAŞ  decided to participate in this sensitive invitation together with the companies in Aegean Free Zone.

THEY WON SILVER MEDAL AT AN INTERNATIONAL FOOD COMPETITON

ESBAŞ Chefs won a silver medal at the International Food Competition organized as part of the Gastronomy and Tourism Congress.

ESBAŞ is A Base for Export

The companies in the Aegean Free Zone contribute to the development of innovation culture in our country and they bring new ideas into business by bringing them into economy. ESBAŞ is one of the best examples of the sustainable development model in Turkey. ESBAŞ’S CEO Dr. Faruk GÜLER indicates that export value of Aegean Free Zone is same with 40 cities’ which makes it a base for export itself alone.

ESBAŞ’s VALUE FOR EXPORT IS $8.5 PER KILOGRAM

ESBAŞ’S CEO Dr. Faruk GÜLER shared that the total trade volume of the Aegean Free Zone for last 4 years is over 4.5 billion dollars. He also emphasized that the export-import ratio is 188%, and the value for export is 8.5 dollars per kilogram.

In Aegean Free Zone, Export-Import Ratio Reached 159% in The Last Three Years

Turkey's exports have to be increased and foreign trade deficit should be reduced to achieve the targets. Aegean Free Zone has a very strong position and the ratio of exports to imports has reached to 159% in the last three years.

Mission Mars

Children learn about humanity’s new home at Space Camp

Aegean Free Zone is the most successful free zone as a means of attracting foreign investors.

ESBAS CEO Dr. Faruk GÜLER attracts attention to the importance of bringing foreign investors to Turkey in the current economic conditions. Dr. Faruk GÜLER emphasized that in Aegean Free Zone, 70% of investments and employment area was made by companies with foreign capital that indicates ESBAŞ's success in attracting foreign investors.

3rd “WE KNOW WHAT WE EAT in ESBAŞ” EVENT ORGANIZED

Solution Partners and Suppliers of ESBAŞ met Aegean Free Zone Users at ESBAŞ Technology Center for the 3rd “We Know What We Eat in ESBAŞ” Event which organized by Aegean Free Zone Founder and Operator (ESBAŞ).

SATISFACTION AND ENGAGEMENT AWARD GOES TO ESBAS

“Valuing People Awards”, organized by PERYON (People Management Association of Turkey) - the first non-governmental organization in the field of People Management in Turkey – found their owners on Thursday, May 3rd in a ceremony held in Istanbul.

ESBAS SETS PRECEDENT AND RECEIVES TURKEY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. – ESBAS has been awarded the Turkey Excellence Award for 2017 by KalDer (Quality Foundation).

ESBAS SETS TO DEVELOP A NEW FREE ZONE IN BERGAMA

Free Zones Foreign Investments and Services General Directorate of the Turkish Ministry of Economy and the Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Company, ESBAS have signed a preliminary protocol for development and operation of the Western Anatolia Free Zone. Honored by the participation of the Minister of Economy Mr. Nihat Zeybekci, the protocol ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 3rd with the attendance of many distinguished representatives from the business world.

HISTORICAL DAY FOR ESBAS AND THE AEGEAN FREE ZONE

accommodate more investors, under the aegis of the Ministry of Economy. A Cabinet decision on expansion of the Aegean Free Zone borders, dated Aug.3, 2016, has been published in the Official Gazette

FIRST JAPANESE COMPANY INVESTS IN AFZ

“We are very happy to welcome the first Japanese company to the Aegean Free Zone. The Lansinoh Company, which is a subsidiary of the Japanese Pigeon Corporation, made the decision to invest in the Aegean Free Zone” said ESBAS CEO Dr. Faruk Güler.

PROTOCOL AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR ZONE OPERATION AND EXPANSION

A protocol signing ceremony was held on Aug. 21st in the ESBAS Technology Center Conference Hall, officiated by Turkish Minister of Economy Mr. Nihat Zeybekci for the expansion of the Aegean Free Zone and time extension of the ESBAS operating license.

AEGEAN FREE ZONE BREAKS GROUND FOR MOSQUE

A ground-breaking ceremony for the Aegean Free Zone Mosque took place on August 21st with the participation of Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy; Adnan Yıldırım, Deputy Economy Minister; Uğur Öztürk, General Manager of the Free Zones General Directorate; Mustafa Toprak, Governor of İzmir; Hamza Dağ, Member of Parliament from the Justice and Development Party; Erdoğan Bektaş, Governor of Manisa; Mehmet Turan, Board Chairman of Aliağa Free Zone and Faruk Güler, ESBAŞ CEO.

U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED AT ESBAŞ

The 239th Independence Day of the United States was celebrated during a reception co-hosted by ESBAS (for the tenth time) and attended by U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. John Bass.

ASTRONAUT FOREMAN ADDRESSES STUDENTS: “NEVER GIVE UP”

NASA Astronaut Michael J. Foreman shares his experiences in space with students at Space Camp Turkey during E-Pal Week, June 28 – July 4

U. S. AMBASSADOR BASS VISITS ESBAŞ

Mr. John Bass, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, visited ESBAŞ – The Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Company during a recent visit to Izmir.

AEGEAN FREE ZONE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST THEMED “LABOR”

Celebrating the 25th year anniversary of the Aegean Free Zone and ESBAS, we are organizing a photography contest with the theme of Life in The Aegean Free Zone – “Labor” to highlight the workers in our Zone.

HIGH VALLEY HOMES CONTINUE TO EXPAND

High Valley Homes (Yüksek Vadi Evleri) continues its investments with more housing projects in the same area. High Valley Homes (Yüksek Vadi Evleri) has rolled up its sleeves to construct 4 new towers that are twice the height of the current buildings, with three of them 20 floors and one 18 floors, on spacious closed and open living areas. 

ESBAS GIVES A HELPING HAND TO OĞLANANASI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Proud contributors to Corporate Social Responsibility Projects, ESBAS employees gave a helping hand to Oğlananası Elementary School in the Oğlananası Village of Menderes in March.

“SUJUK IN BREAD” DAYS HELD AT ESBAS FOOD COURT

 “Sujuk in Bread” parties took place on different days upon the invitation of ESBAS CEO Dr. Faruk Guler in ESBAS Food Court, which opened its doors in January.

MEETING OF INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS MARKS THE INNOVATION WEEK ORGANIZATION

Turkey Innovation Week’s Anatolia Meeting took place in Izmir with participation of representatives from the business world and universities on March 19th-20th 2015. On the first day of the event which was organized by Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) and Aegean Exporters’ Association (EIB), entrepreneurs with innovative projects came together with representatives of investor companies and found an opportunity to present their Projects. 

"CITY OF FREE ZONES” MEETING

 “New Opportunities in a New Era: Izmir as the City of Free Zones” panel was organized at ESBAS Technology Center Conference Hall with collaboration of ESBAS and ESIAD (Aegean Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association). 

ESBAS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

ESBAS Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co. employees welcomed the year 2015 at a 25th year anniversary dinner organized in the Balçova Thermal Hotel. 

ESBAS ALONE EXCEEDS 37 CITIES IN EXPORT

The Aegean Free Zone had a total of $4.3 billion of trade volume in the past year. Compared to the export rates of 81 cities in Turkey, the Aegean Free Zone ranked 11th with an annual overseas sales of $2 billion USD, following the cities of Istanbul, Bursa Kocaeli, İzmir, Ankara, Gaziantep, Manisa, Denizli, Sakarya and Hatay.

BELARUS DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

A delegation from Belarus, comprised of the General Manager of Belarus Grodno Free Economic Zone, Mr. Sergey Tkachenko; Head of Department of Investments and International Relations, Mr. Ruslan Kizelevich; and, Chairman of Belarus Turkish Businessmen’s Association, Mr. Veysel Övüt visited ESBAŞ on November 14th.  

ESBAŞ WINS ZONE BASKETBALL TOURNEY

ESBAS defeated AERO in the 16th annual Aegean Free Zone Basketball Tournament, held Sept. 22 – Nov.12.  GATES finished in second place, followed by AERO.  

BRUSSELS DELEGATION SUPPORTS MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENT

A Brussels delegation, consisting of Economic and Commercial Attaché of Consulate-General of Belgium, Mr. Sabih Akay; Foreign Investments Attaché of Under secretariat of Foreign Trade, Ms. Carole Mone; and Foreign Investments Expert, Dr. François Bernard visited ESBAŞ on Nov.5.  After receiving extensive information about ESBAŞ and the Aegean Free Zone, the delegation stated that further developing bilateral negotiations and relations between Belgium and Turkey is in each other`s best interests.

KARŞIYAKA MAYOR MAKES COURTESY VISIT

Karşıyaka Mayor, Mr. Hüseyin Mutlu Akpınar, visited ESBAŞ CEO,  Dr. Faruk Güler  on Nov.5.

BRUSSELS DELEGATION SUPPORTS MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENT

A Brussels delegation, consisting of Economic and Commercial Attaché of Consulate-General of Belgium, Mr. Sabih Akay; Foreign Investments Attaché of Under secretariat of Foreign Trade, Ms. Carole Mone; and Foreign Investments Expert, Dr. François Bernard visited ESBAŞ on Nov.5.  After receiving extensive information about ESBAŞ and the Aegean Free Zone, the delegation stated that further developing bilateral negotiations and relations between Belgium and Turkey is in each other`s best interests.

KAYA TUNCER INDUCTED INTO SPACE CAMP HALL OF FAME

Kaya Tuncer, the founder of Space Camp Turkey and ESBAŞ, was inducted into the “Hall of Fame” at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. 

ESBAS HOSTS FAREWELL DINNER FOR DISTRICT GOVERNOR SERAFETTIN TUG

ESBAŞ hosted a farewell dinner on Sept. 23 for Mr. Şerafettin Tuğ, the District Governor of Gaziemir who was recently appointed to be Deputy Governor of Manisa.

ESBAS HONORS TURKISH MILITARY VETERANS AT IFTAR DINNER

ESBAS, in coordination with the District Governorate of Gaziemir, hosted an Iftar dinner on July 17 at the Aegean Free Zone for 370 people consisting of the families of deceased war veterans.

ROPIX COMPANY EXPANDS IN TURKEY

Ropix Giyim, located in the Aegean Free Zone, began manufacturing padding for Hugo Boss in 2002 and is now selling products to the domestic market.

DIYARBAKIR DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

Businessmen from Diyarbakır, attending the 83rd Izmir International Fair as guests of honor, visited ESBAŞ on Sept. 2.

KAZAKHSTAN DELEGATION TOURS ESBAS

A delegation from Kazakhstan visited ESBAS on July 16 for a site survey of the Aegean Free Zone. 

KURSAD TUZMEN VISITS AEROSPACE CLUSTERING ASSOCATION

Mr. Kürşad TÜZMEN, a former minister and honorary member of the Aerospace Clustering Association, attended the ACA Board of Directors Meeting at the ESBAŞ Technology Center Conference Hall on Sept. 23. After a tour of the “A Giant Is Born” exhibit with ESBAŞ CEO Dr. Faruk Güler, Tüzmen remarked that he was very impressed with the exhibit. 

VADİ FIRIN OPENING SOON

Yuksek Vadi Homes, an ESBAS real estate development consisting of nearly 1,000 homes in the hills overlooking Karşıyaka,  will serve delicious, fresh  food  in the  Vadi Fırın, when it opens in January 2015. 

AEGEAN FREE ZONE COMPANIES UNDERGO REM EDUCATION

E-mail has become one of the most significant and indispensable tools of the business.

VOLUNTEERS MAKE LOTS KIDS HAPPY

Sabri Öney Elementary School was quickly deterioting with its peeling wall paint, broken doors and damaged toilet plumbing.

FREE ZONE COMPANIES PROMOTE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

American automotive spare parts manufacturer, Cummins and Ege University`s Ege Vocational School signed a cooperation agreement for the special project, “Technical Education for Society and Promoting Women’s Employment” in a ceremony on Sept. 29. 

ESBAS FOOD COURT CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

ESBAŞ will add a new venue and menu to its range of food services at the Aegean Free Zone. The new Food Court will be located next to the ESBAŞ Child Care Center.

TTIP CONFERENCE HELD WITH GREAT TURNOUT

The conference entitled “TURKISH-AMERICAN-EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES FOR A NEW ERA: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); Opportunities and Risks” was organized by ESBAŞ, Sept. 18-19 at the ESBAŞ Technology Center Conference Hall. 

INTERVIEW WITH GENERAL MANAGER OF ANET TARKAN PEKER

How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world? Anet Machining, a manufacturing company, has been in the industry for more than a decade.

INTERVIEW WITH MANAGER OF HPT, OZER KUCUKGOL

How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world? Our company has been operating in the automotive subsidiary industry in the Aegean Free Zone since 1996.  We manufacture driving shafts for Europe and North America.

IZMIR BECOMES A BASE FOR DELPHI

Training highly qualified and economic engineering staffs in recent years through eight universities, Izmir distinguishes itself in research-development and product development. 

ESBAS PARTICIPATES IN IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FAIR

Opening its doors for the 83rd time this year with the theme of logistics, the Izmir International Fair welcomed ESBAŞ, which promoted the Aegean Free Zone and Space Camp Turkey at the booth of the Gaziemir Municipality. 

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER GREETS NEW SCHOOL YEAR

ESBAŞ Child Care Center takes justified pride and joy in greeting another school year in its 16th year in the journey of education.

SPACE STATION TO DEBUT AT SPACE CAMP TURKEY

Space Camp Turkey is adding a new activity for students, which will become operational during the 2014-2015 school year.

ESBAS CEO'S DR.FARUK GULER HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Esteemed Readers, Holidays are a time for displaying national and religious feelings, beliefs, customs and traditions, as well as for shaping and strengthening the social consciousness of coming together in full unity. 

KAYA TUNCER'S NAME INDUCTED AT WORLD'S BIGGEST SPACE MUSEUM

Kaya Tuncer’s Name Inducted at World’s Biggest Space Museum 

238TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED IN SPACE CAMP TURKEY`S BACKYARD

The 238th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America was celebrated at the Aegean Free Zone, led by U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone. 

COUNSELOR FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS AT US EMBASSY, MICHAEL LALLY VISITS ESBAS DR. FARUK GÜLER

Dr. Guler congratulated Michael Lally on his new post as Deputy Secretary of Trade Responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

END OF YEAR SHOW AND GRADUATION CEREMONY AT ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER

Annual End of Year Show and Graduation Ceremony of ESBAS Child Care Center took place at the amphitheater on June 13. Parents working at different companies of the Free Zone, family members and ESBAS staff were present at the end of year show performed by the students of the Child Care Center. 

CHINESE CONSUL GENERAL, GAOCHAO SU SEES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Consul General of China in Izmir, Mr. Gaochao Su and his delegation visited ESBAS on June 13.  The consul general  explained that the purpose of their visit is to further develop the commercial relations between Turkey and China and to evaluate the investment opportunities of both countries.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEAP IN GAZIEMIR

Municipality of Gaziemir and ESBAS collaborated for an event to mark the World Environment Day on June 5, where the staff of both organizations cleaned the hazardous wastes at the picnic area in Sarnıç Gölet and then planted trees.  

COLOMBIAN DELEGATION WANTS TO WORK WITH ESBAS

Mr. Daniel Giraldo, General Manager of the Pereira Free Trade Zone, Columbia and Mr. Marcela Montor, an official from Proexport in Colombia – an organization for attracting foreign investors and promoting export and international tourism – visited ESBAS on June 4

FOKKER ELMO INCREASES INVESTMENT AT THE ZONE

Dutch company Fokker Elmo expands their investment by 8,000 m2 to provide manufactured parts to  prominent aviation companies  AgustaWest, Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin 

NEW ERA FOR TURKEY-USA-EU PERSPECTIVE "Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), Opportunities & Risks”

It is our pleasure to invite you to the challenging “New Era” conference that ESBAS will be hosting Sep 18-19, 2014 at the ESBAŞ Technology Center in the Aegean Free Zone, Gaziemir, Izmir.

"A GIANT IS BORN” EXHIBIT OPENS

June 30th marked the grand opening of “A Giant Is Born” exhibition, which showcases the establishment and development of the Aegean Free Zone and the ceaseless efforts of our late President Kaya Tuncer in achieving his vision.

238TH ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED IN SPACE CAMP TURKEY`S BACKYARD

The 238th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America was celebrated at the Aegean Free Zone, led by U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone. 

ESBAS PAPER MARBLING CLUB DISPLAYS APPRENTICESHIP WORK IN EXHIBITION

The ESBAS Paper Marbling Club, formed in March by Ebrizmir instructors (Süreyya Balkan Uyan, Yeşim Göktepe, Ayşen Bilgi, Şanda Girginkardeşler Serim, opened its first exhibition on June 26 in ESBAS Technology Center.

ESBAS FOOD SERVICES INVESTS IN CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

ESBAS Food Services purchased a new state-of-the-art dishwasher in May to better sanitize the bread crates, thermo box and food trays.

ESBAS OFFERS INTERNATIONAL MENU

ESBAS Food Services added new dishes to its menu, featuring different cuisines from around the world.

ESBAS FOOD SERVICES NEWSLETTER “APERATIF” PRIZES

The quarterly ESBAS Food Services newsletter, Aperatif, continues to award prizes for its puzzles.

GUEST OF THE MOUNTH DIRECTOR OF AEGEAN FREE ZONE DIRECTORATE

Free Zones have been established in Turkey for a multitude of reasons, including opening Turkey to the world, increasing the growth of foreign trade volume, promoting investment and manufacturing for export, accelerating inflow of foreign capital and technology, facilitating cheaper and regular procurement of the economy’s input requirements and making more use of external finance and trade opportunities.

INTERVIEW WITH MR. TIMUR SENGEZER, CEO OF ROY ROBSON

How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world? In Turkey, Ropix company manufactures suits under our own brand in the Free Zone.

PERU`S COMMERCIAL ATTACHÉ VISITS ESBAS

Peruvian commercial attaché Mr. Fernando Albareda visited ESBAS on June 5 Albareda remarked that Peru recently opened a new office in Istanbul to enhance tourism and trade and to promote investments between the two countries, indicating that food, metal, automotive sub-industry, chemistry and mining industries are prominent in his country.

COLOMBIAN DELEGATION WANTS TO WORK WITH ESBAS

Mr. Daniel Giraldo, General Manager of the Pereira Free Trade Zone, Columbia and Mr. Marcela Montor, an official from Proexport in Colombia – an organization for attracting foreign investors and promoting export and international tourism – visited ESBAS on June 4.

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER CELEBRATES CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

ESBAS Child Care Center celebrated April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with an enthusiastic crowd of parents and the Aegean Free Zone employees on April 21.

CHINESE CONSUL GENERAL, GAOCHAO SU SEES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Consul General of China in Izmir, Mr. Gaochao Su and his delegation visited ESBAS on June 13.

LESSONS FROM NASA ASTRONAUT ON LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE

NASA Astronaut Ellen Baker was at the Aegean Free Zone to attend the Space Camp programs from April 20th to 27th.

TOP AEGEAN MANUFACTURERS LISTED

The Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) announced the list of industrial enterprises that passed the 30 million TL threshold in manufacturing and sales for the year 2013.

NASA ASTRONAUT LINNEHAN: “IT IS UNREASONABLE TO CLAIM WE’RE ALONE IN SPACE”

Astronaut Richard Linnehan, who travelled to space four times between 1996 and 2008 for multiple missions including the construction of International Space Station and upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope, made interesting statements during his visit to Space Camp Turkey.

TIANJIN, CHINA DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

Chairman of the Tianjin Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Liu Dongshui and his Chinese delegation visited ESBAS on April 7. Noting that they signed an agreement with the Egyptian government in 2008 for construction of Suez Canal Economy and Industrial Zone, Dongshui emphasized that there are about 60 companies operating in the industrial zone located on an area of 1.300.000 m2.

SEMINAR OFFERS ALTERNATIVE FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES, EXPORT AND R&D SUPPORT

ESBAS and Kota Consultancy Company organized a seminar at ESBAS to update Aegean Free Zone companies about export, R&D and project supports as well as changes in the regulations. 

INTERVIEW WITH KENAN KOLDAY, CUMMINS FACILITY MANAGER

How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world? Cummins is an American company, which operates with 48,000 employees in more than 190 countries with a turnover of 17.3 billion USD as of the end of 2013.

KALE PRATT & WHITNEY AIRCRAFT ENGINE FACTORY OPENS GATES

Turkish President Abdullah Gül joined the grand opening of Kale Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine factory, established by a joint venture company of Turkey’s Kale Group and Pratt & Whitney in the Aegean Free Zone for production of parts for F-35 aircraft engines.

COUNSELOR FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS AT US EMBASSY, MICHAEL LALLY VISITS ESBAS DR. FARUK GÜLER

Dr. Guler congratulated Michael Lally on his new post as Deputy Secretary of Trade Responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We wish Michael Lally the best of luck and success in this new chapter of his life.

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, NİHAT ZEYBEKCİ VISITS AEGEAN FREE ZONE

Minister of Economy Nihat ZEYBEKÇİ visited ESBAS and the Aegean Free Zone on  June 6 as part of his program in Izmir. 

END OF YEAR SHOW AND GRADUATION CEREMONY AT ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER

Annual End of Year Show and Graduation Ceremony of ESBAS Child Care Center took place at the amphitheater on June 13.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEAP IN GAZIEMIR

Municipality of Gaziemir and ESBAS collaborated for an event to mark the World Environment Day on June 5, where the staff of both organizations cleaned the hazardous wastes at the picnic area in Sarnıç Gölet and then planted trees.

COACHING WORKSHOP FOR AEGEAN FREE ZONE COMPANIES

International Coach Federation (ICF-Turkey) organized a workshop at ESBAS Technology Center’s Conference Hall on May 22 to share coaching experiences.

ESBAS CEO (DR.) FARUK GULER APPOINTED TO ESIAD BOARD

The Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (ESIAD) announced the new management team at its 31st High Advisory Board Meeting. Mustafa Guclu was  elected the Chairman of the Board of ESIAD, while Chief Executive Officer of ESBAS, Dr. Faruk Guler was appointed as one of 10 ESIAD board members. 

CEO GULER MEETS IN USA WITH MINISTER AND BUSINESSMEN

CEO of ESBAS, Dr. Faruk Guler attended a special meeting in the United States with Turkish Minister of Economy, Mr. Nihat Zeybekci.

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER CELEBRATES MOTHER’S DAY

ESBAS Child Care Center hosted a special event for Mother’s Day on  May 12 at the ESBAS Technology Center’s Conference Hall, featuring the attendance of mothers and grandmothers. 

U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE VISITS ESBAS

Mr. Arun M. Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce of the United States and Mr. Michael Lally, Counselor for Commercial Affairs at U.S. Embassy in Ankara visited  ESBAS CEO Dr. Faruk Guler on May 6.

KAZAKHSTAN OFFICIAL SEES ZONE AS ATTRACTIVE INDUSTRIAL CENTER

Mr. Marad Tel Gozy, Vice President of Ontustik Special Economic Zone, located in Kazakhstan’s city of Shimkent, visited ESBAS with the President of Denizli Free Zone, Hasan Turhan, on May 2.

SEMINAR OFFERS ALTERNATIVE FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES, EXPORT AND R&D SUPPORT

ESBAS and Kota Consultancy Company organized a seminar at ESBAS to update  Aegean Free Zone companies about export, R&D and project supports as well as changes in the regulations. 

IZMIR GOVERNOR IMPRESSED WITH ESBAS AND AEGEAN FREE ZONE

Izmir Governor Mustafa Toprak visited the Aegean Free Zone on April 28 and noted that ESBAS and the Aegean Free Zone are major pillars of the city of Izmir  that also provide significant contribution to the employment in the Aegean region. 

LESSONS FROM NASA ASTRONAUT ON LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE

NASA Astronaut Ellen Baker was at the Aegean Free Zone to attend the Space Camp programs from April 20th to 27th.

MINISTRY OF ECONOMY DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

A delegation of 40 officials from the Turkish Ministry of Economy, including the Deputy Director for Personnel, Mr. Burak Kurkcu and foreign trade assistant specialists visited ESBAS on April 24. as part of their free zone education and training program.

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER CELEBRATES CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

ESBAS Child Care Center celebrated April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with an enthusiastic crowd of parents and the Aegean Free Zone employees on April 21.

ESBAS CEO ADDRESSES STUDENTS AT IZMIR UNIVERSITY CAREER DAY

ESBAS CEO Dr. Faruk Guler was the guest speaker at a career days event organized by Izmir University`s department of engineering.

COMPUTER APPLICATION PROGRAM DISCUSSED IN SPECIAL FORUM

The Free Zones Computer Application Program (SBBUP), which has posed challenges to company users since it began operating earlier this year, was the subject of a special meeting held at ESBAS on April 8.

FIRE RISK INCREASES WITH DRY VEGETATION

Spring is nearly upon us!

ESBAS FOOD SERVICES PUBLISHES “APERATIF” NEWSLETTER

ESBAS Food Services began publishing a newsletter called “Aperatif” (Appetizer) in January to provide more information to consumers.

NEW MONTHLY HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM BEGINS

Human Resource supervisors from Zone companies reorganized their monthly update meetings beginning with the March 18 assembly at ESBAS.

ESBAS SPONSORS STREETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS

The ESBAS Food Sales and Social Services departments continue to organize social activities for Aegean Free Zone companies. 

SPACE CAMP TURKEY HOSTS "SPACE IS QUIET FOR EVERYONE” PROJECT

Space Camp Turkey hosted a special two-day Outer Space Adventure program for nine hearing-impaired students from the Istanbul Tuzla Rotary Regional Foundation’s Elementary and Middle Schools for the Hearing Impaired, on March 07-09, 2014.

WHY SHOULD WE BECOME “CULTURE SMART”?

A special seminar entitled Why Should We Become “Culture Smart”?  was co-hosted by ESIAD (Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association) and ESBAS for foreign-invested Zone companies and featured guest speaker, Ferhan Alesi.

ESBAS HOSTS IZMIR ZONES MEETING

The Izmir Organized Industrial Zones and Free Zones meeting was held on March 24 at the ESBAS Technology Center Conference Hall. After this meeting, attendees had dinner at the ESBAS Restaurant.

ESBAS STARTS NEW CONSTRUCTION

•An art workshop and a food court  will be constructed in one of the underutilized classrooms of the ESBAS Child Care Center.

NEW AND OLD COMPANIES OBTAIN LICENSES

Aegean Free Zone companies that are expected to obtain licenses and begin operations or continue business during the first quarter of 2014 include

GAZIEMIR PUBLIC EDUCATION CENTER TRAINS ESBAS FOOD SERVICES

Due to new Turkish legislative changes in food regulations, all employees performing food-related duties are required to undergo hygiene education. 

CHILD CARE CENTER OFFERS SPECIAL SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

Children at the age of 3 or 4 start to question how they were born and parents usually have a hard time explaining, especially in regards to the physical differences between males and females.

OUR EXCELLENCE JOURNEY CONTINUES

ESBAS became a part of the Turkish National Quality Movement after signing a statement of intent with the Turkish Quality Association on Oct. 3, 2012.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Dear Colleagues, First, I would like to say how pleased I am to be sharing the very first issue of our ESBAS E-Bulletin.

FAMOUS TURKISH AUTHOR, CANAN TAN, WRITES ABOUT SPACE CAMP TURKEY

Canan Tan’s entertaining and educational book, “Space Camp Adventures,”  was recently released by Dogan Egmont Publication House and is based on Ms. Tan`s own experiences and observations at Space Camp Turkey.

TIANJIN DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

Chairman Liu Dongshui and a delegation from the Tianjin, China Chamber of Commerce visited ESBAS on April 7.

ESBAS OFFERS RANGE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES

ESBAS`s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Unit services employees of ESBAS and user companies in the Aegean Free Zone by providing eight workplace physicians, three occupational safety specialists, six nurses and one biologist (three full-time, five part-time), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to  6 p.m.

BENINESE DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

Benin’s Ambassador to Ankara, Moise Tchando Kerekou, the advisor to Benin’s President Nasser Yayı and the Izmir Honorary Consul for Benin, Mehmet Artuna Aysun, visited ESBAS on February 20.

ESBAS CREATES CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION PLATFORM

During the past year, ESBAS developed and launched the Customer Communication Platform – CCP, ESBAS is focusing more on providing the right information to the right people in a timely manner and receiving customer feedback to improve operations.

ASTRONAUT ELLEN BAKER DEPLOYS TO SPACE CAMP TURKEY

Space Camp Turkey welcomes NASA Astronaut (Dr.) Ellen Baker to its Customized Outer Space Adventure program, April 22-26. Astronaut Baker is a veteran of three space missions, logging a total of 28 days and 14 hours.

E-INVOICE AND E-BOOK WILL STREAMLINE FREE ZONE ADMINISTRATION

In anticipation of the official launch of the e-invoice and e-book applications in the Aegean Free Zone, a special orientation meeting was held on April 14 in the ESBAS Technology Center for company representatives in the Zone.

FRENCH DEFENSE & AEROSPACE INDUSTRY VISITS ZONE

Members of the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) visited ESBAS and the Turkish Aerospace Clustering Association (HUKD) on February 28.

ESBAS HOSTS SOCIAL EVENT FOR ZONE STAKEHOLDERS

As part of our earnest commitment to satisfying employees and customers, ESBAS continues to organize special social events. 

ESBAS CEO (DR.) FARUK GULER ALSO APPOINTED DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, CEO OF MOPSAN

ESBAS CEO (Dr.) Faruk Guler assumed additional roles as deputy chairman and CEO of MOPSAN Construction Company on March 1. Dr. GULER was assigned the special duties at MOPSAN by Chairwoman Mary Tuncer. 

CANADIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS ESBAS

Canadian Ambassador John T. Holmes visited ESBAS on Feb. 25 to improve commercial relations between Turkey and Canada and to evaluate the investment potential of both counties to generate mutual opportunities.

YOUNG BUSINESSMEN`S ASSOCIATION VISITS ESBAS

Chairman Musa Turan and a delegation from the Aegean branch of the Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGIAD) visited ESBAS on Feb 19.

FOKKER ELMO TURKEY BUILDS NEW FACILITIES IN AEGEAN FREE ZONE

Fokker Elmo Turkey, a Dutch company and leader in the aerospace industry, started to manufacture cabling systems for aircraft and aircraft engines after deciding to invest in the Aegean Free Zone in 2007 through their offset commitment.

INTERVIEW WITH Mr. SEMIH KELLE, DIRECTOR OF GATES

 How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world? Our company is a joint venture of the North American Gates and Stackpole companies.

INTERVIEW WITH MR. ALPER KALAYCI , GENERAL MANAGER OF AERO

How is your company positioned in Turkey and in the world?  Our company, Aero,  is a subsidiary of Germany’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, ENERCON. As of the end of 2013, ENERCON is a leader in Turkey with a 27.26% market share (source: TWEA-Turkish Wind Energy Association).

CHILD CARE CENTER ORGANIZES 7TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR

The seventh annual science fair took place at the ESBAS Child Care Center on February 19.

AEGEAN FREE ZONE STATISTICS

Employment of The Free Zones in Turkey (2013)

ESBAS EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

Employees of ESBAS gathered at a special event, which recognized their years of service with the company and the significant contributions and achievements they have made to the organization.

ESBAS WINS FIVE CUPS IN TURKEY TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

There was fierce competition in the games organized by the Provincial Agency of Table Tennis with support of Adana Table Tennis Club Association on Mar. 8-9 at Cukurova University Lutfullah Aksungur Sports Hall. 

ESBAS CEO DR. FARUK GULER ALSO APPOINTED DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, CEO OF MOPSAN

ESBAS CEO (Dr.) Faruk Guler assumed additional roles as deputy chairman and CEO of MOPSAN Construction Company on March 1. 

FRENCH DEFENSE & AEROSPACE INDUSTRY VISITS AEGEAN FREE ZONE

Members of the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) visited ESBAS and the Turkish Aerospace Clustering Association (HUKD) on Feb. 28th.

CANADIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS ESBAS

Canadian Ambassador John T. Holmes visited ESBAS on Feb. 25 to improve commercial relations between Turkey and Canada and to evaluate the investment potential of both counties to generate mutual opportunities.

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER ORGANIZES 7TH ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR

The seventh annual science fair organized by kids aged 4-6 and their teachers, took place at the ESBAS Child Care Center on Wednesday, Feb.19. 

NEW ERA FOR TURKEY-USA-EU PERSPECTIVE: Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) Opportunities & Risks Conference Sep 18-19, 2014

It is our pleasure to invite you to the challenging “New Era” conference that ESBAS will be hosting Sep 18-19, 2014 at the ESBAŞ Technology Center in the Aegean Free Zone, Gaziemir, Izmir.

WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION APPOINTS ESBAS CEO (DR.) FARUK GULER AS AMBASSADOR

ESBAS CEO (Dr.) Faruk Guler was recently appointed as an ambassador for the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East by the World Free Zone Convention.

PRESIDENT OF BENIN VISITS ESBAS

President of Benin, Dr. Boni Yayi and his wife Chantal de Souza Yayi visited ESBAS with 40 other delegates, including four ministers.

ESBAS HOSTS WORLD FREE ZONES CONFERENCE

The 13th  World Free Zones Conference was hosted by the ESBAS (Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Co.), Dec.10-12, 2013 at the ESBAS Technology Center Conference Hall, under the aegis of the Turkish Ministry of Economy. 

EUROPEAN ECONOMY REPORTERS VISIT ESBAS

Economy reporters from Europe visited ESBAS on November 19th 2013 upon the invitation by one of Turkey’s largest heavy construction equipment manufacturers, Hidromek, which very recently acquired Japanese giant Mitsubishi Motor Greyder.

IZMIR AND ESBAS HOST THE WORLD FREE ZONES CONVENTION DECEMBER 11-12

The World Free Zone Convention (WFZC), an annual event held in a different country each year, will be hosted by ESBAS – the Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Company -  in Izmir, Turkey, Dec. 11-12. 

BUSINESS AUDIT COMMITTEE IZMIR GROUP PRESIDENCY BRIEFS AEGEAN FREE ZONE COMPANIES

ESBAS and Business Audit Committee Izmir Presidency collaborate in organization of a briefing meeting with participation of Business Auditor Şeref Uzman as the speaker, to brief all Aegean Free Zone companies regarding occupational health and safety services as well as the legal regulations and practices, by virtue of the announcement that Business Audit Committee Izmir Presidency will initiate occupational health and safety audit program as of the first half of 2014.  

ESBAS HELPS ANIMALS IN NEED

On Friday, September 13th, ESBAS signed a “Declaration of Cooperation” with Gaziemir Municipality and DOHAYDER (Society for Protection of Animals and Nature) Sopengazi and Seferihisar animal shelters, to provide food and nutritional support to these animals in need. 

GHANA DELEGATION VISITS ESBAS

A delegation of businessmen from Ghana, visited ESBAS on September 12th 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Seth Adjei Baah, Chairman of Ghana Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

WORLD BANK URBAN PLANNING SPECIALIST VISITS ESBAS

Enrique Vial Briceno, the Urban Planning Specialist from the Chile office of the World Bank,  visited ESBAS on September 12th 2013.

NASA ASTRONAUT MICHAEL LOPEZ-ALEGRIA VISITS SPACE CAMP TURKEY

NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, who holds the American record of 10 spacewalks, visited Space Camp Turkey July 4-10 and was a guest speaker during “E-Pal Week.” 

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION HELD AT ESBAS

A July 1st reception was held at the ESBAS/Space Camp Turkey garden commemorating the 237th anniversary of the United States of America`s independence.

“A MAN WITH A VISION” MUSEUM OPENS TO COMMEMORATE KAYA TUNCER

A museum at Space Camp Turkey to commemorate Kaya Tuncer, the founder of ESBAS (the Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Company) and Space Camp Turkey was officially opened on July 1, 2013.

JIANGSU DELEGATION VISITED ESBAS

Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Shi Heping and accompanying business delegation visited ESBAŞ together with IZKA authorities on June 21, 2013.

ILLINOIS COMMERCE AND ECONOMY MINISTRY VISITED ESBAS

Iwona Cochenska- European Director of Illinois Commerce and Economy Ministry, Sevtap Akgül- Chicago Turkish Trade Attache and accompanying business delegation visited ESBAŞ on June 10, 2013.

ESBAS SPONSORED “LIFE QUALITY PROJECT-IDEA COMPETITION"

"Life Quality Project-Idea Competition" was held at Izmir Resim ve Heykel Museum between May 30th and 31st in cooperation with National Education Directorate of Izmir Province and KALDER.

ESBAS CHILD CARE CENTER WAS PRESENTED AS THE TURKEY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHILD CARE CENTER AT THE STRENGTHENING PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION PROJECT WORKSHOP

The Strengthening Pre-School Education Project Workshop was held at Swiss Hotel with the participation of Deputy Governor Mr. Fatih Ahmet Kurt, National Education Director of Izmir Province Mr. Vefa Bardakci and UNICEF representatives.

BILGE ADAM IT SERVICES COMPANY ORGANIZED A SEMINAR AT ESBAS

Bilge Adam IT Services company organized a seminar at ESBAS Technology Center for the executives, IT Managers and representatives of the Aegean Free Zone user companies.

ESBAŞ CHILDCARE CENTER ORGANIZED A SEMINAR ABOUT EFFECTIVE PARENT ATTITUDES

ESBAS Childcare Center organized a seminar about “Effective Parent Attitudes” for the parents working in the Aegean Free Zone companies.

INSME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS VISITED THE AEGEAN FREE ZONE

The 9th International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (INSME) Conference was organized by the Izmir Development agency in collaboration with ESBAS and EBİLTEM.

Farewell Visit of the Governor Kıraç to ESBAŞ

The Izmir Governor M. Cahit Kıraç, who was assigned to Diyarbakir, paid a farewell visit to the Aegean Free Zone and ESBAŞ.

CHINESE AUTOMOTIVE DELEGATION VISITED THE AEGEAN FREE ZONE

Chinese delegation of representing six automotive companies starting their visits from Bursa and Gemlik paid a visit to the Aegean Free Zone through the TAYSAD- Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufactures organization.

Baden-Württemberg Province of Germany Delegation visited the Aegean Free Zone

Dr. Nils Schmid, Deputy Prime Minister  and Financial – Economy Minister of Baden-Württemberg Province of Germany and accompanying delegation visited the Aegean Free Zone. Minister Schmid, accompanied by Chamber of Industry and Commerce members and a wide group of Businessmen during his trip to Izmir, stated that their reason of visit is to contribute to the development of the business relations between two countries and especially to take the opportunity for the delegation members to know Izmir better.

South Kazakhstan State Senate Delegation visited The Aegean Free Zone

In order to strengthen the commercial and economical relationships between Turkey and Kazakhstan,  The Kazakhstan Delegation starting their visits from Izmir paid a visit to the Aegean Free Zone.

IZMIR GOVERNER Mr. M. CAHIT KIRAC’s SPOUSE Mrs. BERRIN KIRAC and SPOUSES OF DISTRICT AUTHORITIES VISITED THE AEGEAN FREE ZONE

The Delegation of Izmir Province District Authorities’ spouses visited the Aegean Free Zone on February 12th, Tuesday under the auspices of Mrs. Berrin KIRAC, spouse of Izmir Governer Mr. Cahit KIRAC.  Mrs. Zekiye TUG, Spouse of Gaziemir District Authority Mr. Serafettin TUG hosted the delegation during the visit.

ESBAS ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

It is with great pleasure that I announce today the appointment of Dr. Faruk Guler as CEO of ESBAS, the Aegean Free Zone Development and Operating Company.

ESBAS CENTER OF INTEREST AMONG FOREIGN DELEGATIONS

A great number of foreign delegations visited the Aegean Free Zone last week. Israel Rotary Club, South African delegation of Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe and other businessmen, representatives from Ghana Industrial Park, a delegation of newspaper reporters from 18 different EU countries as well as the İzmir Consul General of Germany Margit Haberle were among the visitors of ESBAS.

GERMAN DELEGATION VISITS AEGEAN FREE ZONE

A delegation of 15 people and Ines Aufrecht, Director of the Economic Development Department of Stuttgart, Germany visited ESBAS on Thursday, October 4th 2012. 

ESBAS JOINS NATIONAL QUALITY MOVEMENT

ESBAS is now a part of the National Quality Movement which is carried out under the leadership of Turkish Quality Association – KalDer. 

BOEING TURKEY PRESIDENT GREG PEPIN BIDS FAREWELL TO ESBAS AND SPACE CAMP TURKEY

Boeing Turkey President, Mr. Greg Pepin visited ESBAS and Space Camp Turkey staff to introduce his successor Mr. Bernard Dunn, who assumed his new duties in September. 

ESBAS EFFORTS PROMPT CONTRIBUTION TO SPACE CAMP TURKEY

The Global Offset Countertrade Association (GOCA), headquartered in Washington DC, USA, recently announced a contribution of $54,000 to Space Camp Turkey.

DELEGATION FROM CROATIA VISITS AEGEAN FREE ZONE

A delegation of 13 businessmen from Croatia visited the Aegean FreeZone on Thursday, September 13th.  

DELEGATION FROM KENYA VISITS ESBAS

Kenya Minister Of Commerce Moses Wetangula, Deputy Ambassador of Kenya Lindsay Kiptiness and, accompanying the delegation, former Minister Kursad Tuzmen visited ESBAS. 

70 MILLION DOLLARS’ WORTH OF INVESTMENT FROM THE AMERICAN ENGINE GIANT IN IZMIR

Cummins invested 70 million dollars in the facility established in ESBAŞ. The goal of the company is to increase its revenue to 30 billion dollars.

GICC CONFERENCE INTRODUCED IZMIR TO THE WORLD

The attempts made by ESBAŞ and the supports provided by İZKA broke the records with participation of 400 individuals from 40 different countries in GICC conference that was held between May 20th and 23rd, 2012, in Izmir.

THE “GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION CONFERENCE" WILL TAKE PLACE IN IZMIR ON 20-23 MAY THROUGH THE DEDICATED UNDERTAKING OF ESBAS

The “Global Industrial Cooperation Conference” will take place in Izmir on 20–23 May through the dedicated undertaking of ESBAŞ

THE “GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION CONFERENCE" WILL TAKE PLACE IN IZMIR ON 20-23 MAY THROUGH THE DEDICATED UNDERTAKING OF ESBAS

The “Global Industrial Cooperation Conference” will take place in Izmir on 20–23 May through the dedicated undertaking of ESBAŞ

SOMETIMES IT IS NECESSARY TO REMIND

Hüseyin Aslan’s enthusiasm and energy is breathtaking. He would not care if the days were 48 hours long. He is jumping from one thing to another. People who are trying to follow him feel dizzy.

WE RANK IN FIRST PLACE WITH 5 BILLION DOLLARS AND WE WILL PROBABLY REACH 5.5 BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR AND REACH A LIMIT OF 6 BILLION DOLLARS NEXT YEAR

We rank in first place with 5 billion dollars and we will probably reach 5.5 billion dollars this year and reach a limit of 6 billion dollars next year. 

MESSAGE FROM ESBAS PRESIDENT MARY MILLS TUNCER

Mr. Kaya TUNCER, the founder of the Aegean Free Zone, passed away on the 7th of January 2012. Yesterday, we honored him with over 250 of his friends and admirers in attendance. We are all grateful for the values he introduced to our country.

A DELEGATION OF SLOVENIAN BUSINESSMEN PAYS A VISIT TO ESBAS

Accompanied by a delegation of businessmen, Ales Cantarutti - Chairman of the Chamber of Industry and Trade of Slovenia, Ante Milevoj - Regional Director of Chamber of Industry and Trade of Slovenia and Mazhar Izmiroglu - the Consular Agent of Slovenia in Izmir, paid a visit to EBSAS and the Aegean Free Zone on Tuesday, 27th March.

ESBAS INCREASINGLY GROWS ITS OPERATIONS

After the death of Kaya Tuncer, the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESBAS, colleagues of Mr. Tuncer got to grips with the works as before and are riding higher.

AEGEAN FREE ZONE RECORDS 10% YOY INCREASE IN TRADE VOLUME IN JANUARY

The Aegean Free Zone has reached the highest annual trade figure since its foundation, boasting a trade volume of 5 billion dollars last year.

ESBAS CHILDCARE CENTER ORGANIZES THE 5TH SCIENCE FAIR

Mr. Mahmut Ozgener, Chairman of EXPO 2020 Izmir Executive Committee, pays a visit to ESBAS

Mr. Mahmut Ozgener, Chairman of EXPO 2020 Izmir Executive Committee, pays a visit to ESBAS

Congressional Record Of The Tribute To The Life Of Kaya TUNCER in U.S. Congress

Mr. BACA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask Congress to pay tribute to a committed community advocate, Kaya Tuncer.

Minister of National Defense Mr. Ismet Yilmaz Pays a Visit to ESBAS

Minister of National Defense Mr. Ismet Yilmaz paid a visit to ESBAS on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Izmir Governor Mr. M. Cahit Kiraç and Defense Industry Undersecretary Mr. Murad Bayar accompanied the Minister of National Defense during his visit.

Michael Camunez, the US Assistant Secretary of Commerce, visited ESBAS

Having started his four-day visit to Turkey, US Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Camunez and the accompanying delegation first visited ESBAS and the Aegean Free Zone in Izmir.

IYTE Rector ESB visit

Prof. Dr. Mustafa GÜDEN, The rector of Izmir High Technology Institute, visited the Aegean Free Zone with a delegetion on December 19th, Monday.

F35'in part 400 will be produced in Turkey

US-based Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft back to the track at the 400 TAI Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will produce a joint.

Foreign Investors Flock to Aegean Free Zone, Create 3,500 Jobs in a year

The Aegean Free Zone (ESB) in the port city of Izmir on the Aegean coast of Turkey is increasingly preferred as the site of choice for international companies seeking manufacturing operations in Turkey.

Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone's Remarks and Public Appearances

Ambassador Ricciardone and Dr.Ricciardone visit the Antique Car Museum at ESBAS (Aegean Free Zone). Ambassador Ricciardone Boosts Economic Ties in Izmir May 11, 2011

Next-generation Free Zones are coming

Minister Çaglayan talked about the past unjust applications in the free zones and the Ministry’s efforts to bring a new understanding.